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BC Ferries

11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle ferry services to 45 ports of call across coastal BC, with sailings to and from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Northern BC. BC Ferries Vacations also offers over 100 travel packages, including return ferry and accommodation. When on board BC Ferries, there are plenty of options for food and shopping, along with great wildlife and sightseeing opportunities.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful fast safe trip aboard one of the largest most reliable fleets in the world. I saw orca's, eagles, porpoise and sea lions.

Thank John David T
Reviewed yesterday

Sort of felt like herding cattle, we stood in a line to get on. We were about 10th in line, but the people sitting just got up and proceeded to jump into the line. Lesson learned, sit and relax do not stand for 45 minutes....More

Thank Kirbou
Reviewed 4 days ago

Clearly one of our the highlights of our trip to Vancouver BC. Booking BCFerries online together with hotel accommodation is easy and affordable. Ground staff were extremely polite and helpful. Ferries were on time, clean and pleasurable. Food were reasonable and not expensive. Connections with...More

Thank akinadisa
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the BC Ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and back- it was a smooth and easy experience both ways. The checkin and purchase of your ticket is easy (note that online you are just making the reservation, not paying for the tickets)- you...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We travelled on BC Ferries in September from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo on Vancouver island , the journey takes 2 hrs and on the outward and return 3 weeks later there were 3 Orca whales ,this I believe was lucky to see as everyone was looking...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We traveled between Vancouver Island and the city of Vancouver and found the ferry to be on time, clean, modern, and entirely pleasant. The food service available is not haute cuisine, but is reasonable in cost and decent in quality. A good experience.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were heading to the island for a much needed vacation..Considering the time frame we made a reservation for the noon sailing..best thing going the reservation system..we got to island and the ride on the ferry was beautiful..add a snack and before you know it...More

Thank Debb2012
Reviewed 6 days ago

BC Ferries is a well run company. I made a reservation a few weeks in advance. Had to change our sailing time which was easy over the phone. We arrived at the start of our arrival window and we're happy we did because we were...More

Thank lserendip
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our truck and travel trailer to Vancouver Island and back in August. We're seniors just holidaying, and it cost over $400 for ferry fares. The ship was good, the people on the docks and on the ship were all good, everything was good,...More

1  Thank rmctavish2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful way to travel to Victoria Island. They have a great selection of brochures for all your needs need the entrance to boarding. They also provide an educational lecture which is interesting for both Adults and children.

Thank benandblondie
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October 3, 2017|
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Response from BCFCustomerCare | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for submitting your question. Yes, we offer ferry service from Port Hardy - Bella Coola and the route is absolutely breathtaking. To view schedules, please visit our website and let me know if you... More
Colleen J
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
I used BC Ferries twice while on vacation in July. I too had rented a car in Seattle, (make sure you tell them you are taking the car into Canada). The first ferry crossing was from Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver) to... More
Buzzy R
July 24, 2017|
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Response from BCFCustomerCare | Property representative |
Hi Buzzy R, Thank you for question - I apologize for our delayed reply. Typically, we reserve between 45 and 75 percent of the vessel on the route between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay. Any remaining deck space is... More